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Three main construction projects cause traffic delays for drivers

by Laura Freeman | Reporter Published: September 13, 2016 10:00 AM
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Hudson -- Three of the main construction projects of widening Barlow Road, North Main Street improvements and the state Route 91 and Norton Road intersection project will continue through the fall months with additional work in 2017.

Barlow Road

Barlow Road is being widened with an additional 18 inches on each side of the roadway for bike lanes and resurfaced from state Route 91 to the western Terex Road intersection.

Construction started July 27 and resurfacing work will begin Sept. 14 through Sept. 16, weather permitting.

Traffic is one-way for west bound traffic only on Barlow Road. Detour signs are posted.

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Traffic will be maintained with flaggers during the day as needed.

Work should continue for about two more weeks on Barlow Road, according to Jody Roberts, communications manager.

Work on the railroad crossing on Barlow Road will begin Nov. 1 and continue through Dec. 15, according to Roberts.

For questions regarding the Barlow Road project, email: engineering@hudson.oh.us or call: 330-342-1770 (Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., excluding holidays).

North Main Street project

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The City of Hudson started an improvement project on North Main Street between state Route 303 and Owen Brown Street. The project includes infrastructure improvements, new lighting, sidewalk/pedestrian areas, improved crosswalks and landscaping. The Ohio Department of Transportation will resurface North Main Street as part of the project.

Water service transfers from the old water line to the new water line between Clinton Street and Owen Brown Street on North Main Street should be completed by Sept. 17, according to Roberts. This work will be performed between 8 p.m. and 6 a.m. Traffic will be maintained but expect delays. Parking remains prohibited.

During work on the water services and main line there may be service disruptions.

The contractor has proposed working the project from state Route 303 to Clinton Street this year but the change has not been approved, Roberts said. The original plans called for the west side to be completed in 2016 and the middle and east side in 2017.

For questions or concerns about the project, call the engineering department at 330-342-1770 or email at engineering@hudson.oh.us

State Route 91 and Norton Road

improvement project

Hudson and Stow began roadway improvements on state Route 91 and Norton Road to better accommodate vehicular, bicycle, and pedestrian traffic.

All existing utility poles and service lines have been relocated or are being relocated, according to Roberts. The contractor has installed new storm sewers, curbs and sidewalks along portions of Darrow Road.

This work includes adding right-turn-only lanes and resurfacing on both state Route 91 and Norton Road. In addition, the project will include upgraded signalization of the intersection, a shared-use 10-foot path on Norton Road, plus new curbs, walks, signing, pavement markings and drainage improvements to state Route 91 and Norton Road.

Stow is responsible for the bridge replacement and a portion of the bridge has been demolished to allow the new arch culvert to be installed over the bike trail. The traffic will be shifted to the west side of state Route 91 around Oct. 1 and the remainder of the bridge will be demolished.

East bound Fishcreek Road traffic is closed at state Route 91 and will remain closed throughout the bridge replacement construction.

Work will continue throughout the winter, weather permitting with a completion date of fall 2017, Roberts said.

The bike and hike trail will remain closed until the bridge is replaced with the new arch culvert. The City of Stow Engineering Department is the lead agency. Updates will be posted on the City of Stow website at www.stowohio.org.

Email: lfreeman@recordpub.com

Phone: 330-541-9434

Twitter: @LauraFreeman_RP

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